The Derry Area School Distinct sub contracts its transportation services to Smith Bus Company, which is located in Blairsville.  The Transportation Department and Smith Bus Company provide services for public, non-public, and special needs students within the Derry Area School District.  Each year, routes and bus stops are evaluated to ensure their safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.  The Derry Area School District and Smith Bus Company make every effort to accommodate students and families’ needs within the realm of policies, laws, and state and federal regulations.  

Transportation can be a positive experience by understanding the following information:

  1. Transportation is a privilege, not a right.  Your child's privilege can be revoked by the district if behavior is not acceptable. 
  2.  If you changed residence in the last year contact your child's school office, not the transportation department, and verify they have the      correct information. 
  3. Transportation operates as efficiently and economically as possible.   

If you have any questions or concerns regarding transportation services, please feel free to contact the Derry Area School District Transportation Department at 724-694-1401 ext 3103 or Smith Bus Company at 724-459-6930.